In praise of oranges

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A First World War letter from a Palestinian orange grove, an orange (lower case) song, and this winter's favourite orange cake recipe.

Winchester is the centre of English civilisation

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Sez Lucio Vicente López in Recuerdos de viaje (1881). This is apparently in part due to the Normans having invaded without women, thus enabling the maintenance of The Saxon Character. He’s wrong. Winchester is suspiciously continental, while Roms...

Thomas De Quincey on the sewers as a conduit for small boys from Winchester College to the downtown pubs

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With his guide to the Ziph language, and with the death of a Savoyard organ-grinder's white mouse, of which he was probably not the author in any sense.

Albanian hand salute quiz

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Dogs are sensible and salute with their feet.

What became of Christian Lehmann, pioneering Petersburg Shrovetide zookeeper, Pierrot, and showman?

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Newly uncovered evidence shows that he and his family pursued a career in London, Europe, the USA, and Australia following the fire which destroyed his Russian theatrical business in 1836. Featuring a very curious copyright case.

Organ-grinder tweets for December 2017

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More inanity from the Hackney organity.

Das Scroll und Scream Kitschin' Kabinett des Dr Kalebeul

Recent book recommendations

More bollocks

Visitors booked

  • Brer Rabid: "pseudo-historic revisionism, ... pack of lies and bullshit, ... Catalanophobe resentment of Spanish nationalism (past and present) apologist"
  • Don Colin: "gnomic"
  • The Pox: "Franco's Little Helper"
  • La Vanguardia wonders whether Kalebeul is a CIA operation
  • Mark Liberman: "a treat"
  • Significant other: "What was that hairy weirdo on about? What blog?"

Shorts

Albanian hand salute quiz

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Dogs are sensible and salute with their feet.

Albanian hand salute quiz

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Dogs are sensible and salute with their feet.

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